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University Museum of Natural History

Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
44-1865-272950
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Ranked #4 of 95 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Loved this museum, amazing building with great exhibits. Would certainly return and spend more time there.

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Wilttshire
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The children loved it. So many things that are hands on. The museum is an extremely well organised place. The shop has interesting things for children to buy at pocked money prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Fascinating look at history with the last Dodo, and amazing selection of polished stone plinths from various location around the UK, sculptures of famous men which makes you want to go to the library and look them up! Overall interesting and entertaining place. A great lecture hall for interesting lecturers!

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Ireland
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I have to say its defo a place worth visiting. Its a great place to spend the day and there is so much to see. The staff are very helpful and there is also loads off different play along interactive games. Great place for kids to see and learn allot. really enjoyable couple of hours.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you love dinosaurs like I love dinosaurs, then you will be very happy here! And there is a dodo! Which was great. The architecture of the building itself was also divine! I loved it.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Dinosaurs towering over, colourful birds from all over the world and various eras, precious stones, mammals. Few specimen can be touched :) ... Amazing feeling to touch an almost real fox

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

When you step into it it looks like another world. I love it's architecture and layout and it's beautiful. Collection is also very good.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Amazing place for kids and adults alike. We easily spent over 2 hours in here and still didn't see everything. Chocked full of everything from dinosaur bones, rocks, minerals and stuffed animals, there is something for everyone. And its free!!!! As good as the Natural History Museum in London, just a little smaller but less busy.

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Teddington
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Lovely open space with plenty of light, dinosaur skeletons, minerals, preserved birds, animals, and even a variety of live cockroaches and a tarantula! Some exhibits you can touch, and the coffee is very good indeed. Our seven year old was captivated, as were all the adults in our party. And a good link with Lewis Carroll and the Alice stories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Not too large. good collection of exhibits that were entertaining for the kids. Adults and kid will love the bee hive with real bees coming from outside through the window into a hive you can see through glass.

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